Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou
The Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou (HEGP) (Georges Pompidou European Hospital) is a French hospital located in Paris. The HEGP is under the aegis of the Assistance publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP).
Opened in 2001, the HEGP is the last-born Parisian hospital resulting from the merger of three older hospitals (Boucicaut Hospital, Broussais Hospital and Laënnec Hospital). The hospital architect was Aymeric Zublena.
The HEGP is located near the city gate called the Porte de Sèvres, in the southwestern part of the 15th arrondissement. (There is also a Museum of Modern Art in the Centre Georges Pompidou in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.)
In 2013, French Professor Alain Carpentier developed the first 100% artificial heart, using biomaterials and electronic sensors. The device was successfully implanted by a team at the hospital on 18 December 2013.
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- "Science trumps sentiment as France claims breakthrough with first artificial heart transplant". The Independent. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "First-in-man implantation of CARMAT's bioprosthetic artificial heart". CARMAT. 20 December 2013. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
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